By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published May 9, 2021 at 7:33pm
The Washington Post reacted with anger after learning that its reporters were investigated after the newspaper published sensitive, leaked material concerning the Trump administration.
The Post on Friday revealed that three reporters were advised last week that their phone call records were reviewed by the Department of Justice as the Trump administration sought to investigate the vast amount of information leaked to the media in the administration’s early days.
“We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists. The Department of Justice should immediately make clear its reasons for this intrusion into the activities of reporters doing their jobs, an activity protected under the First Amendment,” said Post acting Executive Editor Cameron Barr, according to the newspaper.